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San Diego Italian Film Festival Presents: Che Strano Chiamarsi Federico

April 17, 2020 @ 7:30 pm - April 17, 2020 @ 9:30 pm

The San Diego Italian Film Festival presents: Che Strano Chiamarsi Federico (How Strange To Be Named Federico)

Directed by Ettore Scola | 93 minutes

The film is a tribute to and a portrait of Federico Fellini, told by Ettore Scola on the twentieth anniversary of the great director’s death. Other than Fellini’s incredible cinema, what this devoted admirer of the incomparable maestro wants to commemorate are a few private and lesser-known aspects of Fellini’s personality. The film recreates their encounter in the newsroom of the satirical paper Marc’Aurelio, their friendships with screenwriters Ruggero Maccari and Flaiano, with actors Alberto Sordi and Marcello Mastroianni, the sets of the mythical Teatro 5 of Cinecittà Studios, and other shared experiences that cemented their enduring friendship. This is a masterful telling of the life of a genius who was a dear friend. It tells us how rooted both men were in the earthy daily life of Italians. Finally, when Scola finishes telling us of Fellini, we realize he has told us above all about himself and about the circus of that Italian life.

SDIFF celebrates the centennial of Federico Fellini’s birth and his incredible heritage, a treasure for a worldwide audience. In Italian with English subtitles.

As tickets for this series often sell out, we encourage you to buy tickets online in advance. All films in the series in Italian will have English subtitles. 

  • Advance tickets are available online through San Diego Italian Film Festival.com until the afternoon of the screening.
  • Unless noted online at San Diego Italian Film Festival.com  as Sold Out, available tickets can be purchased at the Box office the Night of. (Sorry-MOPA does not have information as to ticket availability)
  • The Box office will open about 45 mins before the screening
  • Cost: $12 General Admission; $8 SDIFF and MOPA Members, Students & Active Military

Purchase tickets here

Event Details

Start:   April 17, 2020
Time:   7:30 pm - 9:30 pm
$8 – $12
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